If one wants to be a specialist, the answer is easy. Simply choose from the current market needs.
I don't keep up with the latest technologies, its enough to keep up with the standards I currently employ, basic HTML, PHP and style sheets. Sometimes it would be nice to have a few other skill sets, but I do fine with those I have.
New tools and applications and design standards are part of the landscape, and I hope they are always in development and release. That is a sure sign that people are still thinking, and creating solutions.
Some other things will probably not change, today or for quite a while. But I hardly think that spells the end of the wild west on the web. If this wasn't WebmasterWorld, I *might* be inclined to talk about my idea, which is going to revolutionize how people shop on the internet, and make me wealthy beyond my wildest dreams.
[edited by: grandpa at 8:12 pm (utc) on July 10, 2008]